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UN links financial aid to electoral reforms

UN links financial aid to electoral reforms

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Jul 13, 2015 - 10:48

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The UN special representative for Afghanistaninfo-icon has linked donor countries financial support to Afghanistan’s electoral inclusive electoral reforms.

Nicholas Haysom raised the issue on the sidelines of a meeting with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah here in Kabul.

A statement from the CEO’s office said the dignitaries also discussed security situations of the north following CEO’s visit to the provinces.

Haysom urged government to introduce reforms in laws and electoral bodies and that without inclusive reforms the donor countries would not finance Afghanistan’s elections.

Earlier, the CEO had promised electoral reforms commission would start work soon and present their suggestions to the government.

The UN special representative also welcomed first direct talks between Afghan government and Talibaninfo-icon representatives in Islamabad.

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